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James Stavridis

James Stavridis

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Where There’s Smoke, the US Navy’s on Fire

The fire that tore through US Navy amphibious assault ship Bonhomme Richard for more than four days

Six Ways the US Isn't Ready for Wars of the Future

Given the combination of Covid-19, economic turbulence and an election year, Americans can be forgiv

Taliban Bounties Would Be a New Low Even for Putin

As Americans consider news reports that Russia offered Taliban fighters bounties to kill US service

Trump’s Retreat from Germany is a Victory for Putin

President Donald Trump has confirmed his intent to pull nearly 10,000 troops out of Germany, bringin

The China-India Border Dispute Just Got Real

Just as it appeared that China and India had reached a détente after weeks of military escalation at

Military Institutions and the Course of Politics

The demonstrations set off by the death of George Floyd are creating remarkable crosscurrents in Ame

Turkey and Russia are at War, and Libya’s the Loser

The long-running Libyan civil war appears to be staggering toward a finale.

A Cold War is Heating Up in the South China Sea

I spent most of my seagoing career in the Pacific, and sailed many times through the humid waters of

A NATO Flotilla Sails Back Into the Cold War

Some of the roughest waters in the world are in what sailors call the High North, especially the Bar

How to Deal with Iranian Speedboats

President Donald Trump sent a warning shot across the bow of Iran last month, tweeting that any furt

The West, Coronavirus, and Cyberwar

A decade ago, when I was commanding NATO’s troops in Afghanistan, I sometimes felt as if I lived on

The Military Can Help Win the Fight Against Pandemics

The Covid-19 pandemic is a bracing national security challenge — and how the country responds is dou

The Pandemic Showed Achilles Heel

A common military phrase that I heard again and again, from long sea voyages to the mountains of Afg

A Navy Captain’s Brave Fight Against Coronavirus

I have been a ship captain, a commodore in charge of a group of destroyers, and an admiral in comman

Africa's Security and the Power Struggle

Karen Blixen’s evocative 1937 memoir “Out of Africa” was about the British Empire’s experience in Ke


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